Fujitsu Lifebook U758 (8350U, 8GB) 15 Inch Laptop Review

Fujitsu releases the newest model of Lifebook U758 and this time they decide to go with several models. In the base model, the system is powered by Intel 8th generation I5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD. This model is started for under 1200 dollars and goes higher depending on how big the RAM and storage are. There is also a higher end model which will cost you pretty much here, but offers of more performance as return. They even put of 4K UHD display at this model and could be a good option for someone looks for a steady machine for having photo and video editing.

Unfortunately, even though Fujitsu promises so many good things here, it’s not easy for them to get the consumers considering we have so many choices at the same price level. Let’s start with Lenovo Thinkpad T580 2018 that basically offers similar thing and even better features in the same price point. You are going to find so many comparable devices at this case. Let’s take a look at it further and see how it works on us. That is what we are going to talk about here. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.

Design and Connectivity

In term of design, there are two main concerns that people will consider here. First, they will consider over the overall look and then they go with the build quality. For this case, the U758 has both of these things and even promise us a much better thing compared to its competitors. The overall design looks pretty simple with bevelled front and black chassis. The chassis features of both aluminum and magnesium materials and it looks pretty decent. I don’t see a gap between these materials although I find its finishing could be better. I notice a little hard edge surrounded its lid cover, but thankfully I don’t see the same case in the keyboard deck.

Moving into the inside, you should see its 15 inch display alongside with its decent keyboard. The hinge system works wonderfully here and opening the lid can be done pretty easily. Unfortunately, its impossible to open the lid with single hand. This thing can be a good or bad case for some users considering it prevents some accidents to happen, but also making our job harder to get done during some cases. As for the connectivity, the I/O options are well complete with modern and traditional connectivity. It has four USB ports included a single USB type-C and couple USB 3.0 type-A ports.

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Display and Input

Fujitsu Lifebook U758 2 I am very disappointed in matter of display quality because this model I have is only equipped by 15 inch display and HD resolution. There are four different panels are provided, but I only manage to find this model as for now. In term of quality, you should be disappointed because the panel looks mediocre in both of color accuracy and brightness. The panel only manages to cover of 65 % of SRGB color and having brightness for under 300 nits. I don’t recommend it at all for you to have it for multimedia consumption as you have much better option here.

As for the input method, it features of an incredibly keyboard, but coming with relatively bad touchpad for some reasons. The keyboard itself featuring of decent travel distant, well-size keys, and coming with comfortable feedback and should offer of great experience in typing. The backlit support is available and controllable through the shortcut key. Unfortunately, the touchpad is bad as the surface feels rough and making it hard to navigate around. The Windows Precision Driver is featured, but the hardware itself is just bad and even a good software won’t help it much.

Last price update: 2019-06-11 12:56:07

Fujitsu Lifebook U758 15 InchMain Specs
CPU Intel 8th Gen Core I5-8350U 4 Cores 1.7 GHz
Graphics Intel HD 620 Card
Display Size15.6 Inch HD TN Panel
OS Windows 10 Pro
Memory 8GB DDR4 Memory
Storage 256GB M.2 SSD

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Performance and Battery

One thing they really do it right is basically the performance. The model I have so far is powered by Intel Kaby Lake R Core I5 8350U processor alongside with 256GB SSD storage and 8GB memory. The processor is considered as decent because it comes with quad core CPU clocked between 1.7 GHz to 3.6 GHz. This processor is pretty decent for just light work like word editing and checking email or browsing the internet. More demanding work like photo editing is also possible to do here without any problem. The upgradability is another good selling point here. Both of storage and memory are upgradable and the hardware can be swapped by opening its back cover.

The 50 Wh battery capacity is relatively small, but the battery itself promises a decent usage between of 7 to 9 hours of usage. I have tested the battery for couple of times and the worst result I have here is basically for around 4 hours and 35 minutes. The battery performance can be better if they put a bigger capacity battery, but this what I get now. Charging the battery takes for 2 hours and the fast charging method is non-existence.

Last price update: 2019-06-11 12:56:07
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Final Thought

The Fujitsu brand used to be pretty popular brand for this past ten years, but they are just failed to provide what people demand nowadays and leaving them behind compared to its competitors. With the Fujitsu U758, they basically do everything in good way although the device itself is far away from being perfect. If you consider as have no option to spend your money with, then this might be the best option you have in 2018. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration about it. Make sure to check our latest article and mind leaving some comments for further assistance regarding the article.

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